Hemakumara forming new political party

2012-06-28 13:39:47

Former Presidential Adviser Hemakumara Nanayakkara said several government members were talking to him about forming a new political party.  

“Several people including government parliamentarians and supporters will be a part of this alliance. Ardent SLFPers, UNPers and leftists are also set to join this new party,” he said.

Mr. Nanayakkara who was a former minister recently resigned from his post of presidential adviser. He said talks were continuing about forming this new alliance.
“We are going to form a new political party comprising intellectuals, students, farmers, politicians and members of civil society groups. People from all walks of life will be in this group and will be represented in the core group. Our aim is to coordinate with the other parties in the opposition to form a grand coalition for the benefit of the country, a group which feels the pulse of the common man,” he said.

When Daily Mirror asked Mr. Nanayakkara if this new group would function in opposition to the Rajapaksa regime, he answered in the affirmative.
 “When it comes to an election and in its decision making we will oppose the government in a democratic and peaceful way,” he said.

The former UNPer and Galle District heavyweight said he had not spoken to former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka regarding the formation of the new party.
“I can’t divulge a lot of information at this moment but I’m yet to talk to him or any other major mainstream political party leader,” Mr. Nanayakkara said and blamed ministers and bureaucrats for his resignation.

“You can’t blame the President because one man can’t do everything, it is the ministers and bureaucrats who have failed in their duty,” he said. (Hafeel Farisz)

  Comments - 19

  • heee Thursday, 28 June 2012 13:45

    What else we can expect .

    Reply : 4       41

    ravi Thursday, 28 June 2012 22:03

    Another AGENT to split the opposition vote similar to our ones BELOVED General :(

    Reply : 5       29

    Brave heart Thursday, 28 June 2012 14:39

    You betrayed the party once you will do it again for your benefit,time to reject and teach lessons to crossovers after gaining votes from one party. Credibility lost

    Reply : 8       88

    jack Thursday, 28 June 2012 14:45

    Very unusual events would happen in Sri Lanka in the future. No one can predict exactly what would be the outcome.

    Reply : 5       44

    fact u fact u Thursday, 28 June 2012 15:04

    I think only Sri Lanka have more Political parties than any other nations.

    Reply : 7       54

    Sri Minnal Thursday, 28 June 2012 17:39

    The country needs a political change.

    Reply : 8       40

    krish Thursday, 28 June 2012 22:30


    Reply : 13       10

    samosa Friday, 29 June 2012 02:11

    My question is If you all are honest, why can't you get together and form one party instead of too many??? Making new parties are actually helping the government to break opposition's votes, as so they could remain in the power forever.

    Reply : 4       15

    junior citizen Friday, 29 June 2012 02:30

    Good luck, but you will have a problem in selecting a color for the 'Sataka' ,let me think,red..., green, mauve.. no no allready used ? only 'MADA PARTA' remains.

    Reply : 2       14

    Pandula Friday, 29 June 2012 02:44

    Earlier this guy said he resigned from politics due to medical reasons.I think all sick people will rushing to form a new party.
    God bless you Sri Lanka.....................

    Reply : 0       15

    achtung Friday, 29 June 2012 03:12

    ooops looks like hes in for a bad time now...

    Reply : 2       9

    Minister Friday, 29 June 2012 04:36

    Aiya illan kanna hadanne.

    Reply : 1       14

    piyal Friday, 29 June 2012 04:49

    Mr Nanayakkara was a politicians with clean records

    Reply : 19       5

    Darren Friday, 29 June 2012 07:46

    @piyal ,are you from sri lanka???? sorry story.

    Reply : 0       11

    sujeewa p Friday, 29 June 2012 05:01

    Hema shall i send my three wheelar to transport your new party supporters?

    Reply : 1       10

    hsomaratne Friday, 29 June 2012 06:12

    next president, good luck

    Reply : 13       2

    AW Friday, 29 June 2012 07:37

    Aththen aththata panina kurulla, themi nasee -ha! ha! ha!

    Reply : 2       13

    Darren Friday, 29 June 2012 07:46

    very true @AW

    Reply : 1       7

    Jagath Leanage Saturday, 30 June 2012 02:40

    If you realy want to work to Sri Lanka, join hand with S.F.

    Reply : 0       0

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